Tuesday, 2 July 2019

June Favourites and Thoughts

Flatlay with Laura's june favourites

Greetings, I hope you have been enjoying the summer sunshine. The seventh month of the year has come. I know it’s a common saying, but I can’t believe that it’s July already. A new month means that it’s time for reflection and favourites.
My thoughts are focused on adapting to change and new environments.

As my education is looming to an end, I will soon move from Hertfordshire to live with my partner in his family house to eventually save up for a mortgage.

While my partner has got a new job as a Customer Insight Analyst, I’m still finding myself and my purpose. Nevertheless, there are some potential opportunities for me to become a Research Assistant (fingers crossed).

As an individual, I don’t like it when my familiar routines are broken. It stresses me out. Consequently, June has been challenging – I have been afraid of the unknown and failure.

To control these negative thoughts, I have been trying to think of the future. After all, I’m engaged to a loving partner.

On a happier note, I have been blogging for a year now. That has gone quick! Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog.

June Monthly Favourites 

L’Oreal Paris Back to Bronze Matte Bronzing Powder (£8.99) 

Without a bronzer, my face looks like a 2-dimensional moon. In order to minimize my ‘moon-ness’, I use this lovely bronzer. It’s a matte bronzer, I think the shade compliments my skin tone.

Loreal back to bronze bronzer

Stila Colour Correcting Cream SPF 20 (£20)

I found this gem in a beauty outlet store. Unfortunately, it has been officially discontinued, but if you happen to get your hands on it, try it out. This product is sort of a fusion between skincare and beauty. It’s a green cream which helps to neutralize the redness on the skin. It also adds some coverage. Plus, it has SPF – perfect for the hot days!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (£17.50) 

There’s nothing worse than eyeshadow sliding off your oily eyelids or eyeshadows not being vivid enough. Hoorah for this cult classic primer, my eyeshadow stays on all day. The primer also improves the application of eyeshadows, they do feel a lot smoother and easier to blend out. Totally worth the money.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (£24) 

Another product related to ensuring that my makeup lasts. The oils on my skin have been wreaking havoc. Luckily, using this setting spray has significantly improved the longevity of my makeup. It helps to control for those horrible foundation cracks (if you know what I mean). The setting spray lasts for a long time, that’s also a bonus to me!

Urban decay all nighter setting spray

Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel (£16) 

This is such an incredible liquid exfoliator for removing dead skin cells. There is somewhat a debate online whether the residue which appears after using the product is the product itself or dead skin cells – however, I am positive that it is the latter. Every-time I use this peel my skin feels refreshed and like it has been ‘reborn’. This is definitely my new staple in my skincare routine.

The body shop drops of youth liquid peel


I have been obsessed with jumpsuits recently. A two-in-one outfit is practical! Furthermore, jumpsuits are extremely comfortable to wear especially in the summer. New Look has been putting out fantastic jumpsuits recently, perfect for tall and petite figures. I also scour TKmaxx for their jumpsuits as well, they often have great gems.


Exciting Emails Podcast

This podcast by the incredible Vix Meldrew has given me a lot of motivation for blogging. It made me reflect on my brand and niche itself. Vix is a fantastic educator. I highly recommend listening to it, even if you are an expert blogger.
This podcast pleases my inner geek. Basically, it describes different philosophical ideas and schools. Highly recommend if you are into philosophy!

These are all my thoughts and favourites for June. What have you been thinking and loving?
Stay focused and positive, fight your fears and don’t be afraid of the unknown because you’ll never know the greatness that hides behind it. Whatever you are facing at the moment, you will succeed. 

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  1. I love the concept of the Body Shop peel! My skin is extremely oily as well and I know all too well what cracks you were referring to. I'm always on the lookout for new podcasts to listen to so I think I will give Exciting Emails a listen. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Your research project sounds so interesting! I remember that doom feeling when education is coming to an end although what's coming next sounds exciting! Seeing the UD primer potion on this list took me back, such a classic x


  3. Such a great project I hope it is going well. The body shop peel so interesting. Thank you for sharing your June favourites xx

  4. I used to use Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer but it's so expensive I switched to a Rimmel one instead, I love Exciting Emails podcasts! Vix gives such valuable advice to all us bloggers! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

  5. I've been looking for a new bronzer and that Loreal one you mentioned looks like something I would definitely want to try! Thanks for sharing! :)


  6. These sound like great products, thanks for sharing your favourites Laura! I'd love to try The Body Shop Liquid Peel, especially as it feels so refreshing afterwards! All the best with your Masters project and finding a Research Assistant role, it sounds like a really interesting career. Thank you for sharing the Podcast recommendations too! Lovely post and hope you have a great month! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

  7. your research sounds interesting, I would have helped out but unfortunately I don't fit your criteria so maybe next time. Some of these products I am going to have to try, they look really good <3


  8. I listened to the Exciting Emails pinterest podcasts and found them SO valuable!


  9. I've just started listening to Exciting Emails too! I struggle with podcasts as I find it hard to retain information through audio but I did find it really useful so will listen into more. Also sounds like a really interesting project you're doing - I would do the survey but sadly I have a diagnosed mental health issue. Hope you get lots of responses though!


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